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Old 09-24-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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TMJ and salivary glands

Hi everyone!

I'm just wondering for those of you that suffer from this annoying disorder, when you are having symptoms, does it ever affect your salivary glands (the little balls right under your chin) I was told that I have TMJ, but I don't know enough about it to know weather that tenderness is all apart of TMJ symptoms or actually a salivary (if I am saying that right) problem itself. Can someone help me figure this out?

 
Old 09-24-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: TMJ and salivary glands

Your Parotid gland (salivary), is under ear by the jaw. It can become enlarged from gravel in it and small stones that can block it. It generally becomes larger while eating since that stimulates saliva and then goes back to normal size afterwards. If it happens while eating or sucking on candy that may be what it is. You might want to see an ENT and have it checked out

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Old 09-24-2004, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: TMJ and salivary glands

I have the same problem. And the more I play with it, the more tender it gets, hard not to tho. But I don't have an explanation for it. All I know is the body is weird, and it's interesting how your jaw can affect so many things.

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Old 12-02-2004, 08:33 AM   #4
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Re: TMJ and salivary glands

I have the same thing...on the same side as my TMJ. I had it there since I was 16 and I am now 32. I have seen my regular dr. who said it was a cyst. an ENT that said it was a lymph node and not to worry about it if it has been there that long. I am seeing a new ENT now and he wants to needle biopsy it. I have to admit, I am really scared due to everything I read on the internet, which I shouldn't do...It just makes me sick with fear. I will update once I find out more.



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I have the same problem. And the more I play with it, the more tender it gets, hard not to tho. But I don't have an explanation for it. All I know is the body is weird, and it's interesting how your jaw can affect so many things.
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